TEAM USA MEDAL RACE UPDATE 02/16/2022
Team USA delivered the goods in men’s freestyle skiing, as Alex Hall and Nick Goepper took the top two spots in the men’s freeski slopestyle final.
The Americans win the team’s 18th and 19th medals of these Games, Hall’s gold its eighth and Goepper’s silver its seventh, bringing their total to 19: eight gold, seven silver, four bronze
At the conclusion of Day 12 competition, here are some notes:
- Ukraine (UKR): Ukraine won their first medal of these Games, silver in freestyle skiing men’s aerials. This is their second all-time silver and ninth all-time medal at the Winter Olympics.
- China (CHN): In winning their 13th medal of these Games, host China continues to have their most successful Winter Games – 7 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze – improving on the 12 medals won through Feb. 15. Their previous best was 11 in 2010 and 2006.
- With their 7th gold medal today (freestyle skiing men’s aerials), China has improved their previous best of six gold medals at one Olympic Winter Games won as of yesterday, Feb. 15
- Norway (NOR): With their two medals today, Norway continues to sit atop the medal chart for total medals won at these Games – 28 (13 gold, 7 silver, 8 bronze), Norway’s best Games was 2018 PyeongChang where they won 39 medals (14 gold, 14 silver, 11 bronze)
With 69 medals left up for grabs, Team USA is in fourth place. It’s the same spot as its solid fourth-place finish in 2018, when its 23 medals trailed Norway (39), Germany (31), and Canada (29). Nineteen is the number for 2022, so matching the total is very much in play.
Team USA is chasing its medal-best standard of 34 overall with 10 golds on home turf in Salt Lake City during the 2002 Winter Olympics.
WINTER OLYMPICS MEDAL COUNT FOR 02/16/2022
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